Minnesota has one of the most restrictive medical marijuana programs in the United States. Up until now, options for medical pot were limited and expensive. According to MPR the bill that allows medical marijuana users a cheaper alternative to liquid, oil and pills passed both the State House and Senate in May. Governor Walz is expected to sign this much-needed bill soon. The cost of the previously limited forms of medical marijuana has limited access to many patients in the program that need it. Smokable, dry herb, flower or whatever you want to call it, is a less cost-prohibitive option. “This is by far the most important change since we originally got this law passed,” said Patrick McClellan, a medical cannabis activist and patient from Bloomington. He uses cannabis to treat a rare form of muscular dystrophy, but the cost of liquid cannabis has been a barrier, McClellan said. “What we ended up with is basically a designer drug for the rich. This was only for people that could afford it,” he said. “Most people like me, who are on disability, were forced then to purchase some from the manufacturers and then products that have been smuggled in from other states that we purchase on the street.”

Mmp News Author, Medical Marijuana Program Connection, 10/14/2021 23:27:00

Open article: https://mmpconnect.com/minnesota-gives-smokable-medical-marijuana-the-green-light/